Howraghat is a town located in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. It falls under the Autonomous District parliamentary constituency. Howraghat comes under the ST constituency.
Howraghat Vidhan Sabha Constituency is the 18th constituency of the Assam Assembly. Howraghat is also part of the Autonomous District Lok Sabha constituency. The sitting MLA of Howraghat is Joy Ram Engleng of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He won the Assam Assembly election 2016 with a percentage of 44.19% votes.
Howraghat constituency falls under the Autonomous District parliamentary constituency. The Lok Sabha or the parliamentary constituency falls under the category of reserved seats for S.T. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Horen Sing Bey, who represented Bharatiya Janata Party, won the elections by defeating Biren Singh Engti from the Indian National Congress. The winning margin of votes was 2,38,839.
Howraghat falls under the newly created Karbi Anglong district of Assam. It is an administrative district of Assam. The district headquarter is located in Diphu. Karbi Anglong is administered by Karbi Anglong Autonomous council as per the Indian constitution's sixth schedule.
Geographically the district of Karbi Anglong occupies an area of 7366 square kilometres. In the East, it is bordered by Golaghat district ; in the West, it is covered by Morigaon and Meghalaya; Dima Hasao and Nagaland in the South and Nagaon and Golaghat in the North. 40% of the entire Karbi Anglong district is covered with forest.
According to the 2011 population census Karbi Anglong has a population of 965280 people with a population density of 93 inhabitants per square kilometer. Over the decade from 2001 to 2011 Karbi Anglong has seen a population growth of 17.58%. Its sex ratio is 951 females for every 1000 male and has a literacy rate of 74%.
There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies under the Karbi Anglong districts, which are- Howraghat, Bokajan and Diphu. All these three constituencies are part of the District Autonomous Lok Sabha Constituency designated for Schedule Tribes.
Out of the total population, about 2.12% people in this district are Muslims, 80.1% are Hindu, 16.5% are Christians and 0.65% are Buddhists.
Howraghat has only one town under its constituency which is Howraghat town.
In the 2016 Assembly election, BJP's Joy Ram Engleng won the challenge from Indian National Congress's (INC) Khorsing Engti. Joy Ram Engleng got 43378 votes compared to INC contestant Khorsang Enti's 36987 votes.
In the 2011 Assembly election, INC's Khorseng Eti had routed the independent candidate Chomang Kro. Khorseng Engti got 43014 votes as compared to Chomang Kro's 33279 votes.
The voter turnout in Howraghat constituency in the 2016 Assembly election was 83.71 percent.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Howraghat had a total population of 188457 people. Out of these, 94.21% of people live in rural areas, and 5.79% live in urban areas.
The all basic civic structure and everyday rural affairs are taken care of by the Howraghat town committee .
The people in Howraghat constituency have access to groundwater sources like well, hand pump etc.
Scheduled Caste (SC) constitutes 12.08%, while Scheduled Tribe (ST) is 53.67% of the total population in Howraghat assembly constituency.
There are no cities in this constituency.
In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 117070 registered voters. Out of which male voters are 59332, and female voters are 57738.
The polling percentage in the Assembly election of 2016 was 83.71% in Howraghat constituency.
- In the 1996 Assam Assembly Elections, Chandra Kanta Terang from the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) party won the Howraghat seat with 31833 votes. He defeated Brojen Langthasa who contested independently.
- In the 2001 Assam Assembly Elections, Dharamsing Teron from ASDC party won the Howraghat seat with 27058 votes. He defeated Rabi Kumar Phangcho who also contested from the same party.
- In the 2006 Assam Assembly Elections, Khor Sing Engti from INC party won the Howraghat seat with 27302 votes. He defeated Rabi Kumar Phangcho of CPI(M) party.
- In the 2011 Assam Assembly Elections, Khorseng Engti from INC party won the Howraghat seat with 43014 votes. He defeated Chomang Kro an independent candidate.
- In the 2016 Assam Assembly Elections, Joy Ram Engleng from Bharatiya Janata party won the Howraghat seat with 43378 votes. He defeated Khorsing Engti of INC party.
CANDIDATES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE LAST ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS (2016 ASSAM ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS) AND THEIR RESULT
In the last assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Joy Ram Engleng won with a total 43378 votes with a 44.19% share. Khorsing Engti from the Indian National Congress Party lost the battle with 36987 votes. Chomang Kro, an independent candidate, came in the third position by securing 15899 votes. 1906 votes were casted in the none of the above category.
PARTY OF THE CANDIDATE
PERCENTAGE OR NUMBER OF VOTES ACQUIRED
Joy Ram Engleng
None of the Above